Hollywood Shelves "Touching the Void" (americasroof e-news)

Hollywood Shelves "Touching the Void" (americasroof e-news)

Post by americasro » Thu, 07 Feb 2002 02:32:09

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vol. 3 no. 7

1. Hiking all of Smokies 900 Miles of Trails
2. Vermont's Okemo Buys Mountain Colorado's Steamboat Ski Resort
3. Florida's Rappelling Program for Juvenile Delinquents
4. U.S. Founder of Outward Bound Dies at 81
5. Utah's mystery "Olympic" mountain
6. Help Design the New Kings Peak Sign
7. Residents Pay Dog Walker to Hike Washington's Squalicum Mountain
8. Highlights of Apex to Zenith Issue #55
9. National Trail Day -- June 1
10. Esteemed Creator of Bright Angel Trail Map in Plagiarism Brouhaha
11. Northeast Mountains To Get Married On
12. Private School Skiers Rescued Near Leadville
13. Nature Conservancy Buys Two Colorado 14'ers for Great Sand Dunes
National Park
14. Lake Placid Visits Up 46% Over Last Year
15. Couple Honored for Clingmans to Ocean "Mountains to the Sea" Trail
16. Hollywood Deal for "Touching the Void" Falls Through
17. Miss New Mexico: "I've shot a black bear, a deer and an oryx"
18. Amtrak Proposes Closing Train That Crosses Glacier National Park
19. Canada Considering 100,000 Acre Park Expansion North of Glacier

Hiking all of Smokies 900 Miles of Trails
Here's another completion club -- hiking all 900 miles of Great Smoky
National Park trails.
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Vermont's Okemo Buys Mountain Colorado's Steamboat Ski Resort
Vermont Okemo Mountain Ski Resort has bought the fabled but trouble
Colorado Steamboat Ski Resort and is planning a $10 Million expansion.
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Florida's Rappelling Program for Juvenile Delinquents
Juvenile authorities in Daytona Beach are trying to teach trust to
delinquents by having them learn to rappel.
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U.S. Founder of Outward Bound Dies at 81
Joshua L. Miner, the found U.S. Founder of Outward Bound, has died.
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Utah's mystery "Olympic" mountain
John Williams has a new CD/record out, "American Journey," featuring
"Call of the Champions," the official theme song to the 2002 Olympic
Winter Games in Salt Lake City.  However, it's not a Utah mountain on
the album cover.
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Help Design the New Kings Peak Sign
The Highpointers Club and National Forest Service are working out the
details to replace the lost summit sign on Utah's highest point.
We're looking for design suggestions.
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Residents Pay Dog Walker to Hike Washington's Squalicum Mountain
Washington residents are paying a dog walker to take their dogs up
Squalicum Mountain.
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Highlights of Apex to Zenith Issue #55
The latest issue of the Highpointers Club newsletter is out.  Among
the items are photo albums of Granite Peak, Montana, and Ebright
Azimuth, Delaware.
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National Trail Day -- June 1
The American Hiking Society is organizing National Trail Day on June
1.
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Esteemed Creator of Bright Angel Trail Map in Plagiarism Brouhaha
Henry Bradford Washburn Jr., 91, who has a long list of mountaineering
accomplishments including design of the Grand Canyon's Bright Angel
trail map is involved in a plagiarism flap over latest book -- "The
Dishonorable Dr. Cook" (which is about the Arctic explorer.
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Northeast Mountains To Get Married On
The AMC Board has a thread on the most romantic (and accessible
mountains) to get married.
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Private School Skiers Rescued Near Leadville
Eight cross-country skiers in a Utah school group were hospitalized
for frostbite Friday after wandering for almost 24 hours in subzero
temperatures near Leadville.
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Nature Conservancy Buys Two Colorado 14'ers for Great Sand Dunes
National Park
The Nature Conservancy has bought two Colorado 14'ers for inclusion in
Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Lake Placid Visits Up 46% Over Last Year
Bucking the national slowdown on travel, Lake Placid is reporting a
dramatic increase in visitors.
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Couple Honored for Clingmans to Ocean "Mountains to the Sea" Trail
Kathy and Don Chatfield  have been honored in North Carolina for their
efforts for the Mountains to Sea trail.
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Hollywood Deal for "Touching the Void" Falls Through
Hollywood's plans to have Tom Cruise portray Joe Simpson in a movie
version of the seminal climbing book "Touching the Void" have fallen
through.  Simpson gained fame after surviving a real life "cut your
partner free" Vertical Limit style escapade.
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Miss New Mexico: "I've shot a black bear, a deer and an oryx"
I don't know what an oryx is but Miss New Mexico says she shot one.
She also enjoys quilting.
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Amtrak Proposes Closing Train That Crosses Glacier National Park
Amtrak is proposing eliminating some of its most famous trains
including the Empire Builder which crosses Glacier National Park.
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Canada Considering 100,000 Acre Park Expansion North of Glacier
Canada is considering a 100,000 acre park expansion on the north side
of Glacier National Park.
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